The 2016 L’Oliveto Pinot Noir showcases dark, red/purple in the glass. The nose is generous with ripe, plummy fruit and bright, freshly sliced strawberries. The palate is well structured yet wound with silky layers of spicy hibiscus and cinnamon and finishes soZ, supple and satisfyingly long.
Sourced from two exceptional Russian River Valley vineyards: Hurst Vineyard in the Sebastopol Hills and Cousins Vineyard in central Russian River Valley. These vineyards are known for their excellent soil, sun exposure and cool climate nights, offering ideal growing conditions for this noteworthy pinot noir.
66% of the grapes were de-stemmed only and transferred by gravity to open-top fermenters, the other 33% was left whole cluster and added to the bottom of the tank. A long, cool 5 day cold soak was allowed before the tank was taken off cooling. The must was then fermented with Indigenous yeast to promote complexity and terroir. The fermented wine was pressed off slightly beforedryness to minimize harsh phenols and retain it’s core of fruit. Malolactic was completed with indigenous flora.